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of artillery, four pieces, Capt. P. B. Anderson; Captain Miller's battery, four pieces; a detachment of Pittsylvania cavalry, Lieut. Dabney The artillery was posted on the hill left of my position, which had been entrenched. Immediately after the troops were turned out the 12th Georgia and 52d Virginia were ordered into the trenches. The Pittsylvania cavalry, dismounted, under Lieut. Dabney, also went into the trenches, armed with carbines. A large column of the enemy, led by one Slater, a traitor, well acquainted with the country, approached the left of this position by a road running along a leading ridge.--About half an hour after the attack was made on the right, this column came up on the left to our trenches. They were evidently surprised to find us entrenched. Here the brave Anderson, by a fatal mistake, lost his life.--As the enemy advanced, he rode to the trench and invited them in, thinking they were our returning pickets, at the same time telling our men not to